Rongjie Lai has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences within Rensselaer's School of Science.
Seven new members have been selected for induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame, bringing the total membership to 79. This year's inductees are: William E. Gurley, Class of 1839, and Lewis E. Gurley, Class of 1845, manufacturers of scientific instruments; David L. Noble '40, inventor of the floppy disk; William M. Klages '47, lighting designer; Stephen E. Harris '59, pioneer in the science of light; John F. Schenck '61, MRI prototype developer; and E. Trifon Laskaris, Ph.D. '74, MRI technology innovator. The 2015 Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction will be held in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 2, as part of Reunion & Homecoming weekend.
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the United States Armed Forces. This year, 28 students will be graduating from the ROTC program.
Rensselaer was named as a 2015 winner for overall fundraising performance and overall fundraising improvement, for fiscal years 2012-2014, among private research/doctoral institutions with endowments under $1 billion, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).